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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
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Beatrice  C.
Olson (Cavey)

January 16, 1934 – August 17, 2018

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Obituary for Beatrice C. Olson (Cavey)

Beatrice C. Olson, age 84, of Footville, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. She was born Beatrice Catherine Cavey on January 16, 1934, in Elkhorn, the youngest child of Daniel Leo and Edith E. (Lohrman) Cavey. At age two she went to live with her paternal Aunt and Uncle, Genevieve and Claude Horkey in the rural Orfordville area and later Hanover.
On January 26, 1952, she married Floyd Harland Olson in Footville. She was a 1951 graduate of Janesville High School and worked as a secretary and nearly two decades as a real estate agent.
Bea was very active in her church and community in her younger years, where she served as a village trustee and on the church council. She was the founding member of the National Donor Family Council, under the auspices of the National Kidney Foundation, was an advocate for organ and tissue donation and a sounding board for donor families, recipients and related health care personnel until hospitals began their own programs.
Bea is survived by her husband, Floyd of 66 years; 4 children: Dennis (Cathy) Olson, Cindy (Robert) Simonson, Duane Olson and Carol Ann Olson; 12 grandchildren: Kim, Chad, Ryan, Sheila, Lori, Andrew, Lisa, Gretchen, Gabriel, Ethan, Noah and Jonah; 2 step-grandchildren, Stacey and Korin; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; sister, Edith Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, Allan W. Olson in 1989 and David A. Olson in 2004; infant grandson, Justin Hanson in 1992; 3 brothers; Thomas, Justin and Daniel Cavey; sister, Nellie Jung; and Genevieve and Claude Horkey.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, Janesville, with Fr. Kevin Dooley officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 11:30am
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
21 S. Austin Rd.
Janesville, WI

Interment Information

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
1827 N. Washington St.
Janesville, WI